Seahawks wide receiver options
This will be the exciting pick of the draft for Seahawks fans, adding a flair player at a skill position always raises the optimism levels significantly and be warmly received.
Whereas, drafting a center would be acknowledged as a sensible move, but more with a contented nod of the head than get you leaping around the house with joy, then rushing to tell the world how happy about it you are on social media.
I currently have six WRs going in the first round of my mock draft. Chase, Smith, Waddle, Toney, Marshall Jr and Rondale Moore to name them. I also have Elijah Moore going before we get to the Seahawks pick in round 2. If any of these seven were still on the board when the Seahawks pick they should take them.
Beyond those, I would highlight the following slot receiver candidates.
Rashod Bateman – Minnesota
Probably the best receiver of the four named and a possible long-term replacement for Tyler Lockett as WR2
Marquez Stevenson – Houston
Definitely, the quickest of the four could feature in the slot, end-arounds, scree plays and also as a very dangerous kick returner.
Shi Smith – South Carolina
This guy is tough and a competitor. This may be a big call but he reminds me of former Carolina WR Steve Smith.
Dyami Brown – North Carolina
Brown just makes the game look ridiculously easy, a threat on short and deep passes and with a big upside on what he has already achieved.
All four of these are likely to go off the board between the latter stages of the second round and the top half of the fourth round. So depending on what the Seahawks decide to do with the second round pick, any of these four would be just the sort of receiver to significantly augment the Seahawks passing game.